Things to remember when cycling

Well apart from the Tour de France, I managed to do my own cycling thing today. I went for a 15mile burst around where I live. I took in the fine Roman city of Caerwent (Venta Silurum), a stretch of Roman road, past Wentwood Forest and through a delightful secluded valley. I did however learn a few things:

  • never ever cycle with your mouth open
  • if you do cycle with you mouth open, dont swallow
  • if you cycle with your mouth open around country lanes, you might not need to eat tea afterwards

So a really nice weekend. A fab walk down the Gower on Saturday. Watched cycling history being made on the TV today and then a great little cycle ride and tea all rolled into one 🙂




About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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4 Responses to Things to remember when cycling

  1. Bob andrews says:

    Following a knee problem I have rediscovered cycling and now hope I’ll stay with it even when knee improves and can get back hill walking.

    Good ride can be had from Lougher to Mumbles nearly all on bike trails

    • backpackbrewer says:

      thanks Bob. I am trying to get fit and biking is a high energy sport (well it feels like it to me!) and is different to hill walking. I like to try to vary my exercise!

  2. PhilR says:

    Ha, I think it is best not to mention what those flies (sorry your dinner) had been resting on during the previous few hours. I regularly bike 19 miles back home from work on a Friday afternoon, you see so much more from the saddle. Mind you, you always get the odd nutter coming past way too fast on the country roads.
    Agree it was great to see Mr Wiggins win the tour at the weekend.

    • backpackbrewer says:

      thanks 😀 extra vitamins I suppose! lol
      yes, cycling on country roads can be in some ways more of a problem than cities. You would not believe the number of motorists who beep and go too close and cast foul language at you 😦

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